Jennifer Sears teaches creative writing and composition in the English Department at New York City College of Technology. Her writing has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her stories and essays have been published in The Kenyon ReviewElectric Literature’s Recommended Reading Series, Witness Magazine, Guernica, Ninth Letter, Fence, The North American Review, Nabokov Studies Journal, and elsewhere, and have received citations in Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, and Best American Non-Required Reading. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.